Human Resources Policies

HR47 Employee Uniforms

Policy Status: 

Active

Policy Steward: 

Vice President for Human Resources

POLICY'S INITIAL DATE: October 29, 1953 
THIS VERSION EFFECTIVE: March 4, 1994

Contents:

PURPOSE:

To specify the University's responsibility in providing and maintaining uniforms for certain groups of employees.

ELIGIBILITY FOR UNIVERSITY PROVIDED UNIFORMS:

A uniform for an employee may be provided by the University only when it is necessary:

a. To maintain exceptionally high standards of sanitation such as in the preparation of foods,
> b. To identify persons to the general public or guests of the University such as police, hotel employees, hospital employees, etc., or
c. To prevent injury to an employee while performing a hazardous job.

USAGE OF UNIFORMS:

Each employee provided a uniform shall take the necessary steps to protect it from excessive damage and wear. Uniforms issued by the University are to be worn only during working hours. When a uniform is provided, it shall be worn by the employee.

MAINTENANCE AND COST:

A required uniform for an employee will be provided by the University at no expense to the employee. The University will not pay partially or fully for either the cost or maintenance of any uniforms that do not meet the above requirements.

The interests of separate departments of the University are best served by providing more than one system by which required uniforms may be made available to employees. These systems are (1) the rental of uniforms by the University, or (2) the outright purchase of the uniforms by the University.

The cost of the maintenance of uniforms provided by the University will be paid in full by the University. This includes dry cleaning and laundry, and the replacement of worn articles of clothing.